NIACC women ranked 5th in latest poll

NIACC's Jada Buford looks to make a move in last Wednesday's game against Iowa Central.
NIACC's Jada Buford looks to make a move in last Wednesday's game against Iowa Central.

MASON CITY - The NIACC women's basketball team is ranked fifth in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday.

NIACC (11-4 overall, 2-0 ICCAC) was No. 10 in the preseason poll, held down the No. 3 spot in the three December polls and was fourth in the first poll in 2019.

Last week, NIACC topped Iowa Central (79-62) and dropped a 85-56 decision to Iowa Western.

In this week's poll, Johnson County CC is ranked No. 1, Illinois Central is No. 2, Highland is No. 3 and Kansas City (Kan.) is No. 4. Kirkwood, which hosts NIACC on Saturday, is ranked No. 10. 

NIACC returns to action Wednesday at DMACC in an ICCAC contest. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. in Boone.

NJCAA Division II poll (Jan. 15, 2018)

Johnson County, Illinois Central, Highland (Kan.), Kansas City (Kan.), NIACC, Moraine Valley, North Arkansas, Union County, Monroe CC, Kirkwood, Mid-Michigan, St. Louis, Lake Land, Lincoln Land, Pima CC, South Suburban, Bryant & Stratton (Virginia), Niagara County, Chandler-Gilbert, Lackawanna.

NIACC women's 2018-19 season (11-4 overall)

NIACC 95, Illinois Central 89  (OT)

NIACC 109, Bay College 74

NIACC 111, Marshalltown CC 65

NIACC 126, RCTC 86

Trinity Valley CC 78, NIACC 73

Johnson County CC 82, NIACC 74

NIACC 120, Kalamazoo Valley CC 71

NIACC 117, Bryant & Stratton 95

NIACC 79, Northeast CC 68

NIACC 113, Southwestern 92

NIACC 77, Bryant & Stratton 70

Illinois Central 84, NIACC 77

NIACC 88, Parkland 76

NIACC 79, Iowa Central 62

NIACC's 2018-19 season in the polls

Oct. 29 - 10th

Dec. 4 - 3rd

Dec. 11 - 3rd

Dec. 18 - 3rd

Jan. 8 - 4th

Jan. 15 - 5th

NIACC's 2017-18 season in the polls

Feb. 21 - 13th

Feb. 13 - 13th

Feb. 6 - 15th

Jan. 30 - 16th

Jan. 23 - 10th

Jan. 17 - 7th

Jan. 9 - 10th

Dec. 19 - 2nd

Dec. 12 - 2nd

Dec. 5 - 2nd

Oct. 26 - 9th